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    Thread: My 2012 Beetle

    1. 07-03-2012 03:15 AM #1
      Well, after having two other New Beetles (BEARJAM v.1 & BHRIFIC), I just picked up a 2012. I like it a lot so far. The extra interior room is very nice.

      Here's a bunch of pics


















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      07-03-2012 03:35 AM #2
      That looks SLICK!

      I was talking to my girl about her getting the beetle turbo in White and doing a Black/white theme like yours but possibly with a offset stripe but damn that looks good.

      Whats up with the interior? Is that factory? Im new to VW Beetle's so im not sure if thats some option or not. If those are seat covers they fit great.

      Have you thought about getting the pre-cut vinyl they sell on Ebay for the license plate area? Her's is Grey and were going to do some Flat Black graphics and this is one area we are going to hit

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    3. 07-03-2012 03:46 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post

      Whats up with the interior? Is that factory? Im new to VW Beetle's so im not sure if thats some option or not. If those are seat covers they fit great.
      Yes...those are custom seat covers. www.wetokole.com
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      07-03-2012 04:23 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by BEARJAM View Post
      Yes...those are custom seat covers. www.wetokole.com
      Ive been looking for good quality seat covers for my Dodge Ram and i just went to the site. They really get in depth with options to make sure you get the perfect fit.

      And i love the Handgun Pouch for the Front Seats

      Thanks!

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      07-03-2012 09:20 AM #5
      Sweeeet!! Can you tell me what % of tint you used on the brake lights?

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      07-03-2012 09:43 AM #6
      Nice garage!
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    7. 07-03-2012 10:41 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post
      Ive been looking for good quality seat covers for my Dodge Ram and i just went to the site. They really get in depth with options to make sure you get the perfect fit.

      And i love the Handgun Pouch for the Front Seats

      Thanks!

      JOe
      The quality is fantastic. You will love them. And I never leave home without at least one gun! ;-)
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    8. 07-03-2012 10:42 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by VW GUY View Post
      Sweeeet!! Can you tell me what % of tint you used on the brake lights?
      I just told them "medium"
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    9. 07-03-2012 10:43 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Nice garage!
      Thank you. Here's a short video that Bendpak did of the garage.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwRBzRh1bX8
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      07-03-2012 11:09 AM #10
      Congrats! Looks good! I think that's the first time I've seen one with the tails tinted, I like how it looks. Unfortunately TX just passed a ban on that or else I'd get mine done

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      07-03-2012 11:23 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Nice garage!
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      07-03-2012 12:19 PM #12
      Love the black roof! Is it paint or wrap?
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      07-03-2012 01:18 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DubGirl13 View Post
      Love the black roof! Is it paint or wrap?
      Isn't it stock? We were looking at a red beetle with moonroof, fender, nav and the roof was all black except for the little bit in the back before the rear window.

    14. 07-03-2012 01:22 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by DubGirl13 View Post
      Love the black roof! Is it paint or wrap?
      Good eye!!! Actually its neither! It was done in Photoshop to see if I want to do it for real. I'm still trying to decided. What do you think?
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    15. 07-03-2012 01:23 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post
      Isn't it stock? We were looking at a red beetle with moonroof, fender, nav and the roof was all black except for the little bit in the back before the rear window.
      Most of the roof comes black, but that little "hair band" part is body color.
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      07-03-2012 01:26 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by BEARJAM View Post
      Good eye!!! Actually its neither! It was done in Photoshop to see if I want to do it for real. I'm still trying to decided. What do you think?
      I think it looks good that way

    17. 07-19-2012 01:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post
      I think it looks good that way
      Thank you... So far, I've lowered it 1.5", chipped it, tinted all the windows and sunroof, added a new HomeLink rear view mirror (I still can't believe that VW doesn't offer HomeLink as an option), Hard-wired an Escort 9500ix with the new iPhone Escort live package, installed the Escort QuickStart remote security system, tinted all the tail lights and side marker lights, Clear-Bra on the top of the inside door panels, mirrors, rocker panels and headlights, added custom Wet Okole seat covers and added the APR Carbonia down pipe and air box installed, as well as the new Borla Exhaust. I'm trying to find a solution for a rear view camera...but so far nothing.

      Here's a few more pics...



















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      07-19-2012 02:25 PM #19
      That is Baaad, man! So bad it's good, if you know what I mean. White is a killer color on these cars, I love my white turbo too. I like the look of the tinted turns too, and would do it if I didn't think I'd get hassled by the po-po's. Do I spy.... a painted engine cover too? Nice. You paint it yourself w/ some high temp enamel or something?

    20. 07-19-2012 07:59 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
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    21. 07-19-2012 08:00 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by GTarr View Post
      Do I spy.... a painted engine cover too? Nice. You paint it yourself w/ some high temp enamel or something?
      Hmm. Nope. It is just the stock cover that came with it.
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      07-19-2012 08:18 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by BEARJAM View Post
      Hmm. Nope. It is just the stock cover that came with it.
      Huh. I know mine is greyish but yours is showing up pretty white on my monitor. Must be a white balance thing... It's a good idea I might have to try myself though!

      GTarr

    23. 07-19-2012 08:29 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by GTarr View Post
      Huh. I know mine is greyish but yours is showing up pretty white on my monitor. Must be a white balance thing... It's a good idea I might have to try myself though!

      GTarr
      Sounds like a project!
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    24. 07-19-2012 11:21 PM #24
      Nice Beet-12! Maybe in a year or so SoCal NBC will come back to life.

      I like the moderate drop. What springs/dampers are you using?

      Sunroof - for SoCal, does it get hot with just the screen? How dark is the tint for the sunroof?

      Awesome lift... my '01 NB just passed the 200k mark and will probably need a new engine or tranny or something soon. Can I make a reservation to use your garage?

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      07-20-2012 08:20 AM #25
      Did you order the LED running lights or were they already on the car. Dealer told me they cannot be added after the car leaves the factory. They look awesome. What chip tune did you use and how is it working?
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      07-20-2012 09:51 AM #26
      Very nice!!! Somebody likes white...

      I really like what you have done w/the garage.
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    27. 07-22-2012 11:43 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      Nice Beet-12! Maybe in a year or so SoCal NBC will come back to life.

      I like the moderate drop. What springs/dampers are you using?

      Sunroof - for SoCal, does it get hot with just the screen? How dark is the tint for the sunroof?

      Awesome lift... my '01 NB just passed the 200k mark and will probably need a new engine or tranny or something soon. Can I make a reservation to use your garage?
      I used H&R to lower it. I had the sunroof tinted darker when I had the rest of the glass tinted. Where are you located? I'll put you down for a lift reservation! ;-)
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    28. 07-22-2012 11:44 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by cbugrun View Post
      Did you order the LED running lights or were they already on the car. Dealer told me they cannot be added after the car leaves the factory. They look awesome. What chip tune did you use and how is it working?
      I ordered the LED headlights when I ordered the car. I would think you could just order the part and they should fit.

      I did the APR chip, with the APR down pipe and air box and the Borla exhaust.
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    29. 07-22-2012 11:45 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Very nice!!! Somebody likes white...
      Well, I have a few white cars to make up for the fact that I have a black car too. White sure is a lot easier to keep clean!
      Last edited by BEARJAM; 07-22-2012 at 11:49 AM.
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    30. 07-22-2012 11:48 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      I really like what you have done w/the garage.
      Thank you. I kept one of them fairly simple, but I made one of the spectacular. I love having the cars detailed here rather than having to take them somewhere, so now that one of my garages is all done up...my detailer comes here to keep the cars nice and clean.
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      07-22-2012 01:16 PM #31
      awesome! especially the subtle tint work. Glad to see you back in the NB club

    32. 07-22-2012 06:09 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by VWNDAHS View Post
      awesome! especially the subtle tint work. Glad to see you back in the NB club
      Thanks. I'm all about Subtle.

      And actually.. I never left the Beetle club...just joined a few others.

      I love it here!
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    33. 07-25-2012 12:12 PM #33
      What did u ever decide on painting or wrapping the white panel at the top of the hatch? I wish VW had painted that panel black at the factory for the cars with sunroofs. It's the only thing about my car that bugs the crap out of me. I want to have mine painted black.

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    34. 07-25-2012 01:36 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by smpeck View Post
      What did u ever decide on painting or wrapping the white panel at the top of the hatch? I wish VW had painted that panel black at the factory for the cars with sunroofs. It's the only thing about my car that bugs the crap out of me. I want to have mine painted black.

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      I went to a place to have it wrapped but the gloss black wrap material didn't match the painted black areas very well. It looked very "plasticky" to me, so I guess i will have to check into having it painted.
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      08-25-2012 06:58 PM #35
      Hi BearJam, can you tell me how difficult it would be to put in the Homelink you put in your 2012 Turbo Beetle? I have the same car and didn't realize it didn't have one when I bought it! I have two gates and garage at my house and two remotes is a pain. I can't find a visor mount with three buttons that works with my Linear gates and LIftmaster garage door. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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